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After PMO nod, it's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport now

Mumbai airport, which used to be the busiest airport in the country, lost the tag to Delhi a few years ago

A Jet Airways India aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, on July 10. 	Photo: Bloomberg
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A Jet Airways India aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, on July 10. Photo: Bloomberg

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
The slot-constrained Mumbai airport will soon be called Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. 

The Prime Ministers' Office approved the addition of the honorific "Maharaj" in the airport's name following a resolution from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and protests from Shiv Sena, BJP's alliance partner in the state and at the Centre.  

"Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Congratulations to the people of Maharashtra, the long pending demand is now fulfilled. I thank PM @narendramodi ji for the concern towards the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra," Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu tweeted on Thursday.  

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 9:12 PM IST

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